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Construction Law Section

The Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section focuses on a broad range of legal and industry issues that arise in the context of public and private construction projects. We provide an excellent opportunity for continuing education and a forum for discussing and answering questions on construction law issues of all types. The Section hosts luncheons for its members on the first Thursday of every month at The Belo Mansion beginning at noon. Guests are welcome to join us to see what the Section is all about. Through luncheon seminars and its newsletter, the Section aims to keep its members abreast of developments and trends in construction law. The Section actively encourages its members to participate in pro bono projects which involve construction issues.

If you would like to be a guest at our next luncheon, or if you would like information on joining the Section, please contact our Chair, Mark McQuality at 214-780-1400 or

Meeting Schedule

Please check the DBA calendar for meeting dates and times.

Construction Law Section Events

For additional information about the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section Annual Meeting, please visit

Next Dallas Bar Association Construction Law Section Event(s):


Event: HAPPY HOUR!!!

Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Location:  The Henry, 2301 N. Akard Street, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75201

Parking:  Complimentary valet parking for The Henry is located on Cedar Springs. 

Drinks and appetizers generously sponsored by NELSON FORENSICS & INTERFACE CONSULTING

We look forward to seeing you at The Henry!!



Texas Lien and Bond Claim Handbook

2011-2012 Supplement to the Texas Lien and Bond Claim Handbook is now available.  The cost for the handbook plus the supplement is $180.00.  The cost for only the supplement is $30.00.  Both of these costs are exclusive of shipping and sales tax. The order forms can be found in the Section Downloads below. In addition, the order form for the Texas Lien and Bond Claims Handbook published by this section may be requested from:

          Kristen Sherwin
          Winstead PC
          2728 N. Harwood Street, Suite 500
          Dallas, Texas 75201
          T: 214-745-5392

Section Officers

Name: Mark McQuality
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Shackelford, Melton, McKinley & Norton, LLP
Address: 9201 North Central Expwy, 4th Floor
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75231
Business Phone: 214.780.1400

Name: Justin Holt
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Austin Industries, Inc.
Address: 3535 Travis St Ste 300
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75204
Business Phone: 214.443.5700

Name: Stewart Shurtleff
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Griffith Davison & Shurtleff, P.C.
Address: 13737 Noel Road, Suite 850
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75240
Business Phone: 972.392.8900

Name: John Slates
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm:  Slates Harwell LLP
Address:  1700 Pacific, Suite 3800
City, State, Zip:  Dallas, Texas 75201
Business Phone:  469-317-1010

Name:  Kristen Sherwin
Officer Position:  Information Officer
Firm:  Winstead PC
Address:  2728 N. Harwood Street, Suite 500
City, State, Zip:  Dallas, Texas 75201
Buisness Phone:  214-745-5400

Name: Tracey L. Williams
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
Address: 8080 N. Central Expressway, Suite 1600
City, State, Zip: Dallas, Texas 75206
Business Phone: 972.523-5100

Name: Amy M. Stewart
Officer Position: Board Advisor
Firm: Stewart Bradbury PLLC
Firm Address: 1722 Routh St, Ste. 754
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: 469-607-2300

Section Membership

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Construction Law section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $30.00 membership fee to:

          2101 Ross Ave
          Dallas TX, 75201

Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section.  If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/web page, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  

 Section Downloads

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